List of United States Senators from North Dakota

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North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current Senators are Republican John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

List of Senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1998, 2004, and 2010. The next election will be in 2016.

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Lyman R. Casey
Republican November 25, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
Elected in 1889.

Lost renomination.
1 51st Congress 1 Elected in 1889.

Lost re-election.
November 21, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
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Gilbert A. Pierce
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52nd Congress 2 Elected in 1890. March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1909
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Henry C. Hansbrough
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William N. Roach
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1899
Elected in 1893.

Lost re-election.
2 53rd Congress
54th Congress
55th Congress 3 Re-elected in 1896.
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Porter J. McCumber
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1923
Elected in 1899. 3 56th Congress
57th Congress
58th Congress 4 Re-elected in 1902.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1905. 4 59th Congress
60th Congress
61st Congress 5 Elected in 1908.

Died.
March 4, 1909 –
October 21, 1909
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Martin N. Johnson
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  October 21, 1909 –
November 10, 1909
Vacant
Appointed to continue Johnson's term.

Resigned.
November 10, 1909 –
January 31, 1910
Democratic Fountain Thompson.jpg
Fountain L. Thompson
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Appointed to continue Johnson's term.

Lost election to finish Johnson's term.
February 1, 1910 –
February 1, 1911
Democratic William Edward Purcell.jpg
William E. Purcell
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Elected to finish Johnson's term. February 2, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
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Asle Gronna
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Re-elected in 1911. 5 62nd Congress
63rd Congress
64th Congress 6 Re-elected in 1914.

Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1916.

Lost renomination.
6 65th Congress
66th Congress
67th Congress 7 Elected in 1920.

Died.
March 4, 1921 –
June 22, 1925
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Edwin F. Ladd
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Lynn Frazier
Republican
(NPL)
March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1922. 7 68th Congress
69th Congress
  June 22, 1925 –
November 14, 1925
Vacant
Appointed to continue Ladd's term..

Elected June 30, 1926 to finish Ladd's term..
November 14, 1925 –
January 3, 1945
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Gerald Nye
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70th Congress 8 Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928. 8 71st Congress
72nd Congress
73rd Congress 9 Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.

Lost re-election.
9 74th Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 10 Re-elected in 1938.

Lost re-election.
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William Langer
Republican
(NPL)
January 3, 1941 –
November 8, 1959
Elected in 1940. 10 77th Congress
78th Congress
79th Congress 11 Elected in 1944.

Died.
January 3, 1945 –
March 3, 1945
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John Moses
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  March 3, 1945 –
March 12, 1945
Vacant
Appointed to continue Moses's term.

Elected June 25, 1946 to finish Moses's term.
March 12, 1945 –
January 3, 1981
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Milton Young
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Re-elected in 1946. 11 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 12 Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952. 12 83rd Congress
84th Congress
85th Congress 13 Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.

Died.
13 86th Congress
Vacant November 8, 1959 –
November 19, 1959
 
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Clarence Norman Brunsdale
Republican November 19, 1959 –
August 7, 1960
Appointed to continue Langer's term.

Retired when successor elected.
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Quentin N. Burdick
Democratic
-NPL
August 8, 1960 –
September 8, 1992
Elected to finish Langer's term.
87th Congress
88th Congress 14 Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964. 14 89th Congress
90th Congress
91st Congress 15 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970. 15 92nd Congress
93rd Congress
94th Congress 16 Re-elected in 1974.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1976. 16 95th Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 17 Elected in 1980.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
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Mark Andrews
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Re-elected in 1982. 17 98th Congress
99th Congress
100th Congress 18 Elected in 1986.

Retired, then resigned early when elected to the other Senate seat.
January 3, 1987 –
December 14, 1992
Democratic
-NPL
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Kent Conrad
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Re-elected in 1988.

Died.
18 101st Congress
102nd Congress
Vacant September 8, 1992 –
September 16, 1992
 
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Jocelyn Burdick
Democratic
-NPL
September 16, 1992 –
December 14, 1992
Appointed to continue her husband's term.

Retired when successor elected.
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Kent Conrad
Democratic
-NPL
December 14, 1992 –
January 3, 2013
Elected to finish Burdick's term. Appointed early to finish Conrad's term, having already been elected to the next term. December 15, 1992 –
January 3, 2011
Democratic
-NPL
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Byron Dorgan
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103rd Congress 19 Elected to full term in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994. 19 104th Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 20 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 20 107th Congress
108th Congress
109th Congress 21 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
21 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 22 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
Present
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John Hoeven
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10 Heidi Heitkamp official portrait 113th Congress.jpg
Heidi Heitkamp
Democratic
-NPL
January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 22 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress  ? To be determined in the 2016 election.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 23 116th Congress
117th Congress
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former U.S. Senators from North Dakota[edit]

As of January 2016, there are four former Senators who are living: one from Class 1, two from Class 3, and one who has belonged to both classes. The most recent senator to die was Quentin N. Burdick of Class 1 (1960-1992), who died in office on September 8, 1992. The most recent Class 3 senator to die was Milton Young (1945-1981) on May 31, 1983.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Mark Andrews 1981–1987 3 (1926-05-19) May 19, 1926 (age 90)
Kent Conrad 1987–2013 1
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(1948-03-12) March 12, 1948 (age 68)
Byron Dorgan 1992–2011 3 (1942-05-14) May 14, 1942 (age 74)
Jocelyn Burdick 1992 1 (1922-02-06) February 6, 1922 (age 94)

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